Some or all of an Operational Database model can also be “promoted” to be an Implemented Data Model. This would be appropriate if there is a Reverse Engineering strategy that starts with Operational Databases, imports them into the Operational Database Model Metabase System module, then inductively promotes collections of subject-similar DBMS Tables into Implemented Database Models that, in turn can be mined to ultimately build Specified Data Models and Data Element Models.
This road to an Enterprise Data Architecture is efficient, effective and able to be accomplished iteratively over time. The promotion scenarios are:
- Promote the Operational Data Model
- Promote an Operational Data Model Table
- Promote an Operational Data Model Table Column
The process to accomplish Operational Database Model promotion include the following scenarios: